Yorkshire Cancer Research funds trial of new patient reporting programme

Yorkshire Cancer Research is aiming to improve the way cancer patients report their symptoms and experiences by trialling an innovative electronic programme in Yorkshire.

Researchers led by Professor Galina Velikova, of the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds, will invite patients with stage 3 or 4 ovarian cancer to take part in the £500,000 trial.



These patients usually enter remission after treatment with chemotherapy and surgery, but relapses are common and treatable so they are frequently monitored.

The patients will be able to record their symptoms remotely and conveniently via a web-based system, reducing the frequency of appointments.

Professor Velikova and her team also plan to test the system with patients who take part in the early phase clinical trials of new drugs.

 

Professor Velikova said:

By monitoring the experience of patients during treatment and remission, we can improve patient safety and quality of life through early detection and the timely management of symptoms.


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